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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-82
Corporate Name: Houston Planing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston Planing Company
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Houston
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 44,633 in 1907
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Many finished products for stores & offices, boxes
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill and box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Many railroads
Historicial Development: This company was first listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907 as a manufacturer of finished products for office and store. It also had a box factory as part of the plant.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson